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spatter dash

noun
1.
roughcast (def 1).

roughcast

[ruhf-kast, -kahst] /ˈrʌfˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
noun
1.
Also called spatter dash. an exterior wall finish composed of mortar and fine pebbles mixed together and dashed against the wall.
Compare pebble dash.
2.
a crudely formed pattern or model.
verb (used with object), roughcast, roughcasting.
3.
to cover or coat with roughcast.
4.
to make, shape, or prepare in a rough form:
to roughcast a story.
Origin of roughcast
1510-1520
First recorded in 1510-20; rough + cast
Related forms
roughcaster, noun
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  • "And they were spatter-dash's, too," said I, almost stifled by my jealous rage.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • As we two came to the mainland, young spatter-dash suddenly crossed the road in front of my lantern.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for spatter-dash

roughcast

/ˈrʌfˌkɑːst/
noun
1.
a coarse plaster used to cover the surface of an external wall
2.
any rough or preliminary form, model, etc
adjective
3.
covered with or denoting roughcast
verb -casts, -casting, -cast
4.
to apply roughcast to (a wall, etc)
5.
to prepare in rough
6.
(transitive) another word for rough-hew
Derived Forms
roughcaster, noun
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